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“We will plan against him” – Babar Azam shares insights on tackling Virat Kohli in T20 World Cup 2024

Virat Kohli is the leading run-getter against Pakistan in T20 World Cups.

Pakistan cricket team led by Babar Azam will begin their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign against Team India on June 9 (Sunday). The game will be staged at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

Meanwhile, Pakistan captain Babar Azam has shared some insights on tackling Kohli’s threat in the clash. He echoed that the team prefers to plan for all eleven players based on their strengths before adding that they don’t plan against any specific player.

Furthermore, he labelled Virat Kohli as one of the best players before expressing that they will plan against him also. The conditions in New York is almost new to everyone and it remains to be seen how the players assess the conditions before going about their work.

“As a team, you always plan against different teams and according to their strengths. We don’t plan anything against only one player, we plan for all eleven players,” Babar said. “We don’t know much about the conditions in New York and we will plan accordingly. He [Virat Kohli] is one of the best players and we will plan against him as well,” he added.

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Virat Kohli has an excellent record against Pakistan in T20 World Cups

The high-voltage encounter will see both high-quality teams go toe-to-toe with each other. Virat Kohli is one of the players who is certain to pose serious threats. It is worth noting that he has been successful against Pakistan in T20 World Cups.


Virat Kohli has caused all sorts of problems to Pakistan in the past. In the previous T20 World Cup meeting between these two teams, Virat Kohli was adjudged the Player of the Match for his unbeaten 82* off 53 balls (6 fours, 4 sixes) in the run-chase.

Overall, the former Indian captain has played 10 games against the Men in Green in T20 World Cups. Notably, he scored 488 runs at a terrific batting average of 81.33. The run-machine will be looking forward to turning up the ante once again.

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